On one hand, I don`t like a new band to be praised too much. Ok, I have nothing against Arctic Monkeys, after all I`ve listened to their album quite a lot and I can`t say that I don`t like it. But there`s too much hype around it for my taste. I know that I don`t follow the latest trends in music closely, so there`s no wonder that I missed their first hit in late 2005.
But on the other hand I can`t be too critical as well. After all, when the Beatles arrived they hit it very big and were also praised a lot and probably most elitists hated them at the time.
To me this album with a very long title seems to be a good and energic record, I like most of the songs on it. For example, "I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor" is such a catchy punky song that I can listen to it over and over again. So is "Perhaps Vampires is a bit strong but...". The record is very British, the vocalist reminds me of "The streets" on some of the songs. Still I can`t really understand how and why this is million times better than "The Zutons" for instance.